Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1964 Rd 1 – Game 3 - “Short but Sweet”

CShort Game 3 found the teams in a new location, Los Angeles, and the Dodgers on the brink of elimination. The Phillies would hand the ball off to 17 game winner lefty Christ Short. The Dodgers would put their fate in the hands of Joe Moeller , a 21-year old who went 7-13 for the Boys in Blue. The Phillies continued their habit of scoring early and often when they picked up 2 runs in both the first and second innings to take a 4-0 lead over the Dodgers. The big blows were a 2-run HR by Wes Covington in the first and a Tony Gonzalez single in the 2nd that plated 2. Walter Alston had a quick hook today pulling Moeller after only 3 innings of work. A trio of Dodger relievers, Nick Willhite, Larry Miller, and Howie Reed combined to hold the Phillies to 2 more runs in the next 6 innings. Chris Short would pitch a shutout until the Dodgers scored 1 run in the 7th inning. Willie Davis provided the single that drove home the Dodgers first run. Cal McLish pitched the 8th and into the 9th before Jack Baldschun came in with a run in and a runner on bases and coaxed Willie Davis into grounding into a series-ending double play.

Final Score Phillies 6 Dodgers 2

WP Chris Short LP Joe Moeller Save Jack Baldschun (2)

--submitted by Frank Selders--

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